UNICEF condemns Zamfara school girl’s abduction.
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF), has condemned in strong terms the abduction.
The abduction of over 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara LGA of Zamfara State.
UNICEF’s Country Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, in a statement made available to the media in Kaduna on Friday.
He expressed concerned at the reports, describing it as a gross violation of children’s rights.
Hawkins decried that, “the school attack comes just over a week after a similar attack in Niger State on a school for boys.”
“We are angered and saddened, yet another brutal attack on schoolchildren in Nigeria”.
What a horrific experience for children to go through, this could have long-lasting effects on their mental health and well-being.
“We utterly condemn the attack and call on those responsible to release the girls immediately”.
Government should take steps to ensure their safe release and the safety of all other schoolchildren in Nigeria.
Children should feel safe at home and at school at all times.
The Organization call on the government and all concerned to make schools safe in Nigeria,” Hawkins said.